Heart of Darkness
The Classic Literature Text by Joseph Conrad
re-rendered for the stage by the Baader Meinhof Collective (Theatre Encounter)
We are looking for a sound designer / musician for our performance piece, Heart of Darkness. This is an opportunity for an up-and-coming musician to work with professional artists on an experimental production.
Heart of Darkness leapt into popularity with Francis Ford Coppala’s Vietnam war-movie Apocalypse Now, heavily based on the book. Our production will re-render the classic literature text into dance choreography & movement, with themes of life vs. death, colonialism & imperialistic conquest, near-apocalyptic catastrophe, anthropophagy, American expansionist strategies, Buddhist philosophy, and the internal quest of the self.
The sound will be a recording project, which will include soundscape background music, as well as songs that dancers can dance too (post modern dance, so not ‘club’ music. We will work with a dance choreographer to this end). The sound will support the notion that the actors are in a “story of humanity”; almost like a dream. The music will be experimental in nature, and the artist will be able to craft new work for their own repertoire, in the context of poetry, movement, philosophy, and the avant-guard. The result will be a full soundtrack.
Date / Location: The show is being proposed for Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary, Nov 18-24, 2012.
TimeFrame: Position starts soon for funding reasons; design not due until Oct, 2012.
Compensation: Compensation is funding dependent. If funding is successful, the artist would receive an honourarium, as opposed to hourly wage. Other compensation will be in terms of theatre and physical training, free tickets, and opportunity to grow with a company as an ensemble artist is possible.
Theatre Encounter is an alternative physical theatre company that does highly experimental creations based on contemporary interpretations of classic themes and texts. We do a type of performance that often mixes all art forms, incorporating acting, dancing, singing, and often live music. Productions are very physical, and use varied forms of theatre / dance to visually express the text